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The Tour Report

February 22 2013

11:58 AM

Rd. 1: Pettersson def. Fowler in 19

MARANA, Ariz. -- Carl Pettersson and Rickie Fowler returned to play the 18th hole on Friday with the Swede leading 1 up. Fowler, who had birdied the 17th hole just before darkness set in Thursday to even give himself a chance, made another birdie at No. 18 to square the match and send it to sudden death.

That momentum was short-lived, though. Fowler followed with a bogey on the first extra hole and Pettersson was off to the second round for the second time in four appearances. Pettersson is playing in the Accenture Match Play Championship for the first time since 2007.

Pettersson, who shot 1 under, never trailed in the match. He won the first hole with a birdie, Fowler squared the match with a par at No. 3 and then Pettersson won Nos. 5, 7 and 10 with two pars and a bogey to take a 3-up advantage.

The two opponents only halved on hole on the back nine. Fowler won five -- four with birdies -- and Pettersson three to set the stage for extra holes. Fowler was 2 under through 18 holes.